‘Offering a diverse lineup of artists:’ Summerfest announces 2019 headliner lineup

MILWAUKEE -- It's the reveal Milwaukee music fans wait for. Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance announced Tuesday morning, April 9 the ground stage headliners.

Bob Babisch

"It's pretty fun for us --  and then to see the response is always important to us," said Bob Babisch, Summerfest Entertainment Director.

Festival organizers try to have something for everyone. This year, even something to make you laugh.

"Lonely Island, the comedy troop, I think that's my favorite one actually with Andy Samberg," said Babisch.

And this year, it's not just the music that will be different. The first phase of the new American Family Insurance Amphitheater is expected to be complete in time for this year's festival.

American Family Insurance Amphitheater

American Family Insurance Amphitheater

American Family Insurance Amphitheater

"A roof that's twice the height as what it was before, a flat floor all the way out to row T,  so we can put thrusts and pits whatever any artist wants to put in," said Babisch.

Construction during the first phase of the American Family Insurance Amphitheater features improvements to the infrastructure and back-of-house areas, including the raising of a portion of the current roof from 36’ to 65’ feet, in addition to the following:  a removable stage and flat floor seating in front of the stage, 19 state-of-the-art dressing rooms, new production spaces, dining/catering facilities, nine loading docks, and six new high-definition LED walls throughout the venue.

Summerfest

Immediately following Summerfest, construction will resume on the second phase of work which includes new food and beverage options and hospitality areas, added concourse space, new and remodeled restrooms, increased ADA accessibility, and a newly configured seating bowl which will maintain the same seating capacity.

The grand opening is scheduled for Summerfest 2020.

Ticket prices for Summerfest are as follows:

  • FOR A LIMITED TIME: The U.S. Cellular 11-Day Power Pass is available for $110 (only $10/day) includes admission for all 11 days
  • The U.S. Cellular 3-Day Pass is available for $57 and is valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival
  • General admission tickets are only $23
  • $15 for weekday tickets (valid prior to 4:00 p.m.).

Dates, times and stage locations as well as additional headliners will be announced in the coming weeks.

Summerfest 2019 headliners on the festival stages include:

  • Brandie Carlile, June 28
  • Cole Swindell, July 5
  • The Head and the Heart, July 5
  • The Lonely Island, June 28
  • A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, July 2
  • The National, June 30
  • Steve Aoki, June 26
  • Chicago, June 29
  • Jason Mraz, July 7
  • Brothers Osborne, June 30
  • WALK THE MOON, June 26
  • Young the Giant, July 2
  • Foreigner, June 26
  • Third Eye Blind, June 29
  • Jimmy Eat World, June 29
  • Lizzo, June 27
  • X Ambassadors, July 4
  • 3 Doors Down, June 30
  • CHVRCHES, July 2
  • Big Gigantic, July 2
  • Sublime with Rome, July 4
  • Courtney Barnett, July 4
  • Quinn XCII, June 26
  • First Aid Kit, July 2
  • Atmosphere, July 6
  • T-Pain, June 28
  • Vic Mensa, July 4
  • Taking Back Sunday, July 3
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela, July 7
  • Dashboard Confessional, July 5
  • Judah & the Lion, June 26
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen, June 30
  • Chaka Khan, July 2
  • Styx, June 28
  • Loverboy, July 3
  • Frenship, July 2
  • Chris Janson, July 4
  • Elle King, June 27
  • Gryffin, June 27
  • Dispatch, July 7
  • Skillet, July 6
  • Chase Rice, July 4
  • La Sonora Ponceña, July 7
  • August Burns Red, June 29
  • St. Paul & the Broken Bones, June 27
  • Hanson, June 26
  • LANCO, June 27
  • Daya, July 5
  • Chelsea Cutler, June 26
  • lovelytheband, June 28
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood, July 5
  • Semisonic, July 6
  • COIN, July 2
  • Switchfoot
  • The Roots, July 3
  • Matoma, July 3
  • Neon Trees, June 27
  • Bone Thugs-n-Harmony,
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Ludacris, June 29
  • Los Lonely Boys
  • Jimmie Allen, June 30
  • Lindsay Ell
  • Max, July 5
  • Anne-Marie
  • Collective Soul, June 28
  • Two Friends, July 3
  • Chris Lane, July 6
  • Jordan Davis, June 29
  • Matisyahu
  • SOJA
  • Riley Green, June 30
  • Dylan Scott, July 7
  • Steve Earle & The Dukes, June 27
  • Dark Star Orchestra, July 6
  • Brother Ali, July 6
  • Donna Missal, June 27
  • Robert Randolph & The Family Band
  • Viola, June 26
  • Lauren Alaina, July 3
  • YUNGBLUD
  • Silverstein, June 29
  • Guided By Voices, June 30
  • Jesus Jones, July 5
  • 38 Special, July 5
  • Dumpstaphunk
  • X, June 27
  • Nora Collins, July 3
  • Ozomatli, June 30
  • Mitchell Tenpenny, June 29
  • 10,000 Maniacs, June 27
  • Foghat, June 27
  • Andrew W.K., June 27
  • Cory Wong, July 4
  • Common Kings
  • Reverend Horton Heat, June 30
  • The Spinners, July 5
  • Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
  • GGOOLLDD
  • Royal Tusk, July 3
  • Sa-Roc, July 6
  • Silent Planet, June 29
  • Brandy Clark, July 3
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan, June 27
  • SHAED, June 28
  • Allman Betts Band
  • The Suffers
  • The Association, July 3
  • Weathers, June 26
  • Hawthorne Heights, July 3
  • Sego
  • Juice, July 7
  • Big Head Todd and the Monsters, July 5
  • flora cash, June 28
  • Carousel Kings, July 3
  • HARDY, July 4
  • Nikki Jean, July 6
  • Otis Taylor and the Psychedelic Banjo Posse
  • Oxymorrons
  • Trea Landon, July 5
  • DJ Keezy, July 6
  • DJ Abilities, July 6
  • Matt Hoyles
  • Sweet Crude
  • Leonid & Friends, July 5
  • The Lioness
  • deM atlaS, July 6
  • Tenille Arts, July 4
  • Trap Manny, July 2
  • Evidence, July 6
  • The Beths
  • Black Pumas
  • Adia Victoria, June 30

CLICK HERE to view dates for many of the acts above.

Previously announced American Family Insurance Amphitheater headliners include:  Thomas Rhett with Dustin Lynch and Russell Dickerson, June 26 • The Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, Dawes, and Trapper Schoepp, June 27 • Jason Aldean with Kane Brown and Carly Pearce, June 28 • Bon Iver with Lord Huron and Julien Baker, June 29 • Zac Brown Band with Drake White, June 30 • Lionel Richie with Michael McDonald, July 2 • Jennifer Lopez, July 3 • The Killers with Death Cab for Cutie, July 5 • Billie Eilish, July 6 • Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and ScHoolboy Q, July 7.

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